Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County held their annual Habitat Volunteer Recognition Night celebration on Nov. 15 at the Grace Episcopal Parish Hall.
Habitat's president, Lena Warren, thanked all the volunteers and the community for being partners in the results realized this year with the completion of Habitat's 17th house for a father and daughter in need of a decent affordable home.
The crowd cheered when Warren announced the organization's 2012 Habitat Golden Hammer Award to Mary Lou Murray.
The award is in appreciation for all she has done the past nine years for the local Habitat affiliate and the impact she has had to bring decent, affordable houses for Wayne County families in need.
Murray has been a board of directors member for nine years. In addition, she has been on the Family Selection Committee all those years and is a very active volunteer on the fund raising committee and events.
Habitat honors her for making a difference in the community. When you talk to her she tells you about her loves: family, Habitat and her volunteer work at the Honesdale Emergency Pantry.
About 65 Habitat volunteers attended the annual event and enjoyed food donated by local restaurants, grocery stores and the attendees.
Habitat is planning to build their 18th house in Wayne County next year. Habitat needs donations of money, land and material so volunteers can achieve the results of providing decent affordable homes for people in need.
To learn more about Habitat or more details on how to qualify or volunteer go to www.hfhwcpa.org and "like us" on Facebook at Wayne County Habitat for Humanity.